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Paul Wilson

Greater Loch Raven: Hiss UM says farewell to its familiar Smiley face

Things are changing at Hiss United Methodist Church in Parkville. Pastor Mark Smiley, who has been senior pastor at Hiss for the last eight years, has been appointed by Bishop John Schol of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church to the position of guide to the Western Region. A new face at the church is the Rev. Timothy Andrew "Tim" Dowell, who was scheduled to preach his first sermon at Hiss on Sunday, July 1. There will be a reception to welcome him on this coming Sunday, July 8, at 12:15 p.m. Dowell, a pastor since 2001, served the Susquehanna Charge from 2001 to 2007 and Faith Point United Methodist Church from 2007 to 2012. For the 14 years...